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sleep number. comfort individualized. visit to find a sleep number store near you. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday good afternoon, thanks for joining us. >> the cold snap turned deadly. officials confirmed four people have frozen to death since monday. >> all victims were homeless in santa clara county officials preassume they died from
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hypothermia. three people were in san jose and the fourth in saratoga in a garage. a nonprofit group opened cold weather shelters with 275 emergency beds. they'll remain open throughout the end of the month. >> the santa clara county coroner and officials holding a news conference about the cold weather in a half hour, you'll hear what they have to say coming up at 5:00. >> from busted pipes to furnace problems to cancelled events, cold weather continues to cause major problems from one end of the bay to another. >> that is right we'll begin with wayne freedman. wayne? >> reporter: behind that hill you ought to be able to see mount tam. an hour ago, we were able to see mount tam but weather moved in. this is a kind of day homeowners and
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neighborhoods dread they flick a switch expecting to get heat, then nothing happens and repairmen are working overtime. >> oh, my gosh. >> no doubt this was a good day to work indoors but here is an extreme version most would prefer to avoid. under a house. that is why the owner hired mike cole. >> you wait until it breaks, then are you call. >> reporter: when they aren't under houses they spend time on roads and in route to homes where they hear stories like this. >> we just heard a bang. and you know water started coming out. that is it. >> it isn't magic. like murphy's law. >> anything that can go wrong will, right? >> reporter: in this case an expansion tank on a boiler.
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>> is there a different between outside and inside? >> well, yes. there is. >> reporter: we present little dramas as reassurance and perhaps warning. if you want a better chance of keeping murphy out of your life use advanced maintenance. >> why does it take a crisis? >> good question. a power outage sent benicia residents to the east bay. a total of 4100 customers lost electricity this morning the outage caused by failure of a baseball. some schools had to shuffle students to sunny classrooms. >> it's probably about 25 degrees in there. in there is
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colder. >> power was restored to the school that's were affected. >> abc7 news has been checking out all of the information as well as annual memorial being displaced because of the cold. laura joins us live now. >> cold has been around a couple days the event supposed to be held tomorrow afternoon but now they're going to move it into the plattlands. this is what folks awoke to in the morning. water gushing down the street from a broken pipe. another sign
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the bay area doesn't do subfreezing well. just ask plants or chicken that's found ice chips in the water this morning. pg&e doesn't fore see problems related to the cold. >> we'll have adequate supply of gas to handle this cold snap. and we anticipate you know colder snaps throughout the season. we're prepared for those situations. >> the group save mount diablo sees a potential problem with this remembrance the newly restored beacon will be lit on saturday but the ceremony has been moved to concord due to threat of snow. while it's supposed to be cold in december in walnut creek, you know it's so when you see two people walking down the street sharing a blanket. >> what is with the blanket? >> she brought it. and it's too
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cold to do anything. >> as if cold hasn't been enough, this is a live picture from our mount tam camera. looking at -- actually this is our east bay hills cam. >> spencer christian has more. >> you can see snow falling around clover dale and into mendocino county. we have moisture pushing down farther south ward in the form of rainfall as evidence there our official reporting stations it's hitting the ground in the higher elevations. >> let's talk about the cold this morning. several record
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lows lowest of the lows. 25 degrees in napa. 26 degrees in livermore. >> so it's cold around the bay area and result is that there is a winter weather advisory in effect from a.m until 10:00 a.m tomorrow. 2 to 4 inches in the bay area, we'll give you update and a look at the weekend forecast. >> for latest you can down load abc seven news weather app giving you radar and hourly temperature forecast. >> no progress in the search for a san jose pilot and family
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missing in the idaho wilderness. bad weather forced authorities to ground all aircraft today, some crews did manage to search but not as many as before. to make matters worse more snow is expected over the weekend likely hampering the search efforts the plane carrying dale smith, founder of serial tech. it went down near yellow pine, idaho on sunday. on a flight to butte, montana. his son, daughter in law, daughter and daughter's fiancee were aboard the plain. a san jose police officer ended up in the hospital after a speeding driver speeding in a cadillac slammed into the patrol car this morning the officer was at a red lielt the driver tried to runway but was tackled by a hotel security guard. >> security guard ended up tackling the suspect and holding him until they can get other
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officers to arrive. >> a hero almost every day. won't surprise me to find out this is what happened. >> the driver of the cadillac faces a charge of felony hit and run. neither his, nor officer's injuries are life threatening. >> still ahead celebrating the death and mourning the death of a unique world leader. we'll hear folks and bay area people helped launch the wave of discontent that ended apartheid. >> and the positive report on the economy that sends a financial market soaring. >> michael finney will answer questions here live in just a few minutes. >> and taking a look at your skyway traffic on your friday,
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coming up on 4:ten traffic on the right headed down to the peninsula and moving
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pre-existing condition. enroll now at or call 1-800-752-6631. people across south africa are remembering the late nelson mandela today. mourners have been gathered all day. krur
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taking a look there. they've built a wall of flowers and messa messages these are live pictures from outside of the home. >> south after yak's president announced a series of events to honor mandela. sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection. tuesday a memorial service in a stadium. the body of the leader will lie in state up until sunday, december 15th the president and first lady will travel next week to pay respects >> we'll always love him for teaching us it is possible to ov overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society.
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>> desmond tutu says the best way to honor mandela is follow values he embodied. >> in 1985 college campus as cross the u.s. moeshlized to end apartheid in south africa. studen students embraced the cause. >> abc7 news reporter spoke to some at berkeley at that time and pushed for change. >> reporter: just a few students grew to be this huge movement that brought change to south africa. this paper work produced in 1985 hold ideas for a student campaign that would fuel antiapartheid movement on campus and beyond they belong to nancy skinner
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whochlt that spring led the committee in berkeley. >> our purpose was to end the regime in south africa and bring democrat stoi south africa. we felt not only to divest city money, but began camping out until police staged a raid and arrested dozens. by now, movement gained a lot of attention and in the interest of celebrities like raven havens. lawmakers were called in to convince regents to vote to withdraw investments.
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one of those was willie brown. >> that is what i was doing. exercising power of the speakership to achieve the goal. >> celebrities joined in and marched with students. in june reej yenlts voted on a plan to divest holdings. in august in 1986 california legislature voted to do the same. now, mayor ed lee announced that the city will host a memorial to remember of live and legacy. >> and we have a special edition of 2020 tonight at 10:00. nelson mandela a man who changed the
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world. >> ebay's ceo responds to the drone delivery debate. >> hi, emily. >> right. we're at ebay headquarters. i'm here in san jose. as you know, amazon ceo has everybody talking earlier this week. he said the e commerce giant is delivering packages for drones. >> we're not focusing on long term fantasies but thing that's will change >> it offers local delivery in
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an hour or less. spotify plans to offer advertising services in the united states. will be similar to pan doera and i tunes radio. providing details next week. well amid news comcast, cox and kwlaert said to be considering bids the ceo says he may be ready to sell if the price is right and named a new head of mergers today. also hiring jp morgan. five day losing streak after dropping to a low p 7%. by
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accepting bit coins. this after central bank barred financial institutions triggering a drop of as much as 20%. in san jose, back to you. >> have a great weekend. >> and like everyone else she had a coat on. >> we're beginning to discover what the rest of the country means like winter. >> right. >> first cold now snow is on the way. here is a look at doppler seven hd. a wintery mix north. snow northward, train beginning to push down now and work into lower elevations very soon like next couple hours or so. we're getting reports of rain in higher elevations and it's cloudy across the bay area. you can see over the bay,
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readings 50 degrees in san francisco and oakland. 50 in half moon bay. another live view showing cloudy skies. mid 40s in napa and novato. one more live view here at abc7 looking along embarcadero. rain, snow above 2500 feet. so here is a satellite image showing a cold storm descending into our direction. that system bringing us rain and snow. that we've expected overnight. so at 6:00 there will be more wide spread rain. later into evening rain will be more wide spread and heavy in pockets. cold air up north will be changing preppings. 11:00 tonight rain
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beginning to taper off. will be covering a good portion of the north bay. overnight hours, rainfall confined to the south bay. another batch and colder air rushing in and changing to snow. so this will be a pim tour of partial clearing. sunny skies follow but we'll have this winter weather advisory for the bay area mountains. from 1:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m . in those higher elevations we can see 2 to 4 inches of accumulating snow. heavier snow and into foothills we have a winter storm warning in affect. 3 to 12 inches of snow. 12
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inches and 24 inches in the north bay. we'll have low temperatures not quite so cold as last night. mainly mid to upper 30s to around 40s. here is the accu-weather forecast sunday. that is chilly for niners game on sunday taking on seahawks. this cold snap going to be slow to wind down. >> thank you. >> this holiday season abc7 teeming up with feeding america food banks. >> go to abc7 facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. we'll donate $1 in your name. >> and your good deed could be rewarded everyone taking the pledge will
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be entered to win $7,000 cash. >> you can call this an electric moment. the staggering amount of money for someone paid for perhaps the most controversial guitar in music history. >> new after 4:30 tech
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electric guitar bob dylan played at newport folk festival sold for $965,000. it's a record for a guitar sold at auction. the festival movement marked his move from acoustics to electric rock and roll. it's been in the possession of a new jersey family nearly 50 years. dylan left it on a private plane. >> it's a huge day for soccer lovers as the draw for the world cup in brazil took place. >> usa. usa germany.
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>> yes. that is where excitement ended for team usa and fans because american draw is full of bad news. they'll be playing in arguably the toughest group ask have worst travel schedule. u.s. opens with african power dwauna, followed with games with portugal. >> still to come on abc7 news at 4:00 team coverage continue was a live look at how frosty conditions are impacting some popular local events >> also, unemployment drops but the white house snot ready to celebrate. >> what is being
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there are lots of reasons to be outside but the cold snap is more challenging than normal. >> we are live now at zak london square, and all bundled up. why yes. just about ten minutes ago it's started drizzling. we'll see what happens. that does not
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bode well for outdoor tree lighting the holiday pop up event at jack london is indoors. the pop up features 50 local artists and vendors. >> that is why vendors are excited to do this event they asked if it going to be an indoor event? so yes. we're happy to be warm ask cozy here. >> these people are accustomed to working outside to sell but tonight inside, it's colder than the usual outside. >> do you have warm jackets and hats? >> i'm getting them. >> this vendor is from rhode island and says it's colder here, today. >> it's better indoors but if there is a chance of rain, then, at least we're not getting wet. >> those who chose to be outside
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went prepared like andrew, writing his bike every day. >> i liked all year long. i bike down to minus 15. >> in minnesota? >> yes. >> this is smudging. this is child's play. but this equipment is meant for colder weather. >> rain is a possibility. >> and if you think it's bad here, texas hit with snow and freezing rain the storm knocked out power to a quarter million customers. ice causing both to collapse. airlines cancelled 700 flights. temperatures did not get above freezing today. it could be in for another blast this weekend. >> here in the bay area you may
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see see surveillance video from the high school shows her getting into her boyfriend's green ford escape police have not released the license number of the suv. they expect the boyfriend is heading to mexico. >> the weather may be cold but economy seems to be warming up. the labor department jobs report shows the rate dipped down to 7%. down from october. and that report was exactly what wall street wanted to hear. >> stocks finishing the day. dow gaining 200 points. iet shows the rate dropping seven percent. >> no one who works on these
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issues in administration is satisfied with the steady progress we've been making. and news today. >> employers added 200,000 jobs in november. almost a quarter in high-paying industries. stock markets reacted favorably, analysts believe there could be down days ahead. >> that has been great from stocks. >> the report wasn't all >> some jobs in lower earning categories this is the fourth month of substantial hiring in the u.s. a possible sign that the economy is truly recovering.
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>> sich people expected of stealing radio active material under custody. a truck stolen monday just north of mexico city. they were taken to the hospital to be tested for radiation exposure. six suspects are expected to live. all radio active materials have been recovered. authorities do not believe that thieves knew about the cargo. >> another milestone in syria in efforts to eradicate the chemical weapons program. announcing destruction of the unfilled munitions. the group is working with the united nations to remove the toxic chemicals by the end of the year, and destroying the programs by mid
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2014. >> in colorado a judge told a baker he has to make a wedding cake for a gay couple whether he likes it or not arguing making wedding cakes for same-sex couples violated his beliefs this, is the web site you're seeing there. and the judge says the store will face fines if it continues such practices. >> some parents sounding off after fisher price announced a baby bouncer with an ipad holder. here is video showing how the activity seat works the company says it puts play and learning at a babo's finger tips. >> just ahead at 4:00 rush to buy tickets. megamillions jackpot reaches it's highest
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level in nearly two years. >> so, i'm still taking your questions. you can contact me on twitter or facebook. and i'll be answering questions live here in just a little bit. >> i'm spencer christian. looking northward now, clouds, later the rain. up high, the snow. the accu-weather forecast is coming up in just a moment. >> smooth sailing for everybody headed towards the peninsula coming back with more
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stanford takes on arizona state tomorrow. some asu fans are desperate to see this game and have been outside for days, camping out waiting to buy tickets. the weather there turned bitter cold students say it's worth it to be a part of perhaps history. you can watch the game on our sister network espn tomorrow afternoon. it's been into 30s at night. >> it's cold here, too. is. we've got snow developing up to our north. just from clover
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dale area into higher el vagsz northward. rain rushing south ward now. during early evening hours arrives across the bay area and snow will arrive overnight into mountains a winter weather advisory from 1:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m tomorrow. 2 to 4 inches of snow around 2500 feet. tomorrow, cold weather in interior west, northwest. into the east showers along mid atlantic coast a cross california tomorrow a wintery mix. snow in the sierra and showers into southern california. it will be chilly. high temperatures mid to upper 40s. that will be the temperatures here in the bay area tomorrow.
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degrees. against the seattle seahawks. >> it's mild for them. >> yes. >> tonight $291 million megamillions will be the largest in nearly two years. officials redesigned the drawing to have bigger jackpots while still having a $one price in efforts to compete with power ball the odds of winning any prize about one in 40 but astronomical one in 176 million to match all six numbers. >> i'm planning on winning that. putting the first in first responder. new tool now at the disposal of police officers. >> and craig's list ad posting one thing a california student wants for christmas. >> what is up with rental car pools? we'll talk
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san francisco police got defibrilators today the owner of john's grill made the donations. a cost of $20,000 will go to officers in the tender loin district. >> when you call 911 the first responder is usually a police car. our goal is to save lives. i wanted to take care of our station and hopefully, other businesses for their district police station. >> officers gave a demonstration of how to use these defibrilators should opportunities arise to save a live. >> checking healthy living news new numbers from the cdc reveal fewer women are having kids. between 2,000 and 2009. it's
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lowest rate in 12 years. rates reached lows in 2009. all rates for women under 30 fell. rates for women older increased since 19906789 women between 35-39 becoming pregnant jumped by 30%. >> cases of measles are spiking in the u.s. with three times as many as usual this year according to cdc. they say the spike is due to a combination of infected travellers coming from places where measles is not under control and a rising number of children and adult who's aren't vaccinateed. so far there have been 175 confirmed cases with 20 people hospitalized. the u.s. has seen the largest outbreak. a northern california woman asking to rent a family for christmas. jackie turner is a
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student at n.rockland near sacramento. the 26-year-old says she comes home, from a broken home just wants company for the holidays. the ad on craig's list says i want to rent a mom and dad and offers to pay $eight an hour. >> yes. >> just to sit and listen. just to cry with me. no strings beyond that. i've never felt the touch of my mom hugging me holteding me. i don't know what it's like to look into my dad's eyes and feel love instead of hate. >> the wonderful part is that dozens of family offered to take her in for the holidays for free. jackie heard from others in the same situation. instead of renting a family she hopes to create one. organizing a gathering. >> that is a great idea. >> yes. >> michael finney is answering questions here ready for the
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first one? >> can one drive a rental car out of >> when you read a contract, they can get complex. some won't awill you to you take it into nevada. if you do, they charge a ton of money. we had a case where a small rental company put gps trackers in cars if you did go out of there, they'd charge $100 so read that closely. a lot of contracts say you can't go on a dirt road. >> woah. >> makes sense. >> angela c asks i want to do holiday shopping locally but don't want to fight crowds.
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>> there is many same day delivery services now. most just now getting up and going but a couple of them, ebay now, they're in san francisco and some areas around the bay area. google shopping express from san francisco through san jose. check to be sure. it's up and down the peninsula. then, if you just want to rent a shopper go to task rabbit. you call up and, you go online and say, this is what i want to you do. which would be picking up items you didn't want to stand in line for. it works well. >> yes. >> okay. well, deborah asked is there anywhere i can go to get help signing up for affordable care act? a physical place for talking to a real person? >> yes. here in california there hasn't been a problem with this program. we've done well with covered california. so they have
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many insurance agents if you go to covered they'll give you a list. >> that is great information. >> thank you. >> up next, getting wired to lose weight. the wearable devices developed here in the bay area trance forming the way people get fit. >> we continue to follow the death of four people in the south bay from the week's cold snap. also, stormy weather disrupting thousands of flights z a race car driver that walked from this, its coming up next.
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>> could be the latest craze be as simple as taking a walk? >> fitness advisors say it's getting people off the coach. >> chris walks five miles per day in downtown oakland and knows how many steps thanks to a tracker in his pocket. >> it's changed my life. >> it's a growing number of wearable electronics that has people wiring up.. >> i went to two xl to a medium. >> he started using fit bit two years ago. >> i hate exercising. walking isn't exercise. >> stores struggled to keep them in stock. >> he had a large he manned. >> two companies track your movement recording sleep patterns and come with free apps
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to help you keep track of the number of calories you burn and eat. enter what you eat or just scan a bar code. >> i have gone from 80 employees to 200 employees. carried in over 20,000 stores. >> the idea evolved from the nintendo wii.. >> i just amazed at the way it had combined sensors and made software to change the way people thought about gaming. >> that evolved into a number of wearable devices. >> we know there is a gap between intention and action. >> band tracks movement throughout the day passively and sleep at night. you can see what you're doing. >> both apps allow users to set
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goals and share them. sharon mayer is a counselor in california pacific medical center recommending wearable trackers to patients. >> it's trackable. before its i think i did this. but if you have something trackable, that is one of the reasons why people can do so much better. >> chris says he can't stop telling people about how tracking steps improved health. >> fantastic experience. friends are also seeing results. >> if trackable and traceable there is no escape. >> abc7 news begin was cheryl and dan. >> thank you. bitter celled claims four lives. we're live
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with the latest. >> live doppler seven hd tracking a wintery mix. >> ahead a crash sends a man to jail. >> on the eve of the anniversary of pearl harbor a local man talks about what that was like. >> that breaking news is the death of four people from the bay area's cold snap. thanks for joining us. >> four people have died from hypothermia in the south bay. county officials just finished briefing the media. and abc7 news is live tonight with the story. today's announcement is a grim reminder of the dangers of being homeless. four people died
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as a result. according to officials one person died in a garage and three others in san jose. another under a bridge and a third person. the cause of deaths was said to be hypothermia brought on by temperatures that dipped below freezing. they will now be stepping up their efforts and asking for the public's help. >> what they can do out in the community to assist or help or, which i appreciate the need in this community is impressive. what is important is that this is something that should never have happened in the community. but while it is occurring we need are greater resources and things like blankets and socks.
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ponchos. >> santa clara three homeless skwlerlts will be expanded over the weekend whchlt more freezing weather is expected and will be open all day in addition to all night. and there will be more beds. they say no one will be turned away. officials say they will find a place for everyone who asked for a warm place to sleep. he we're getting snow in the bay area, take a look at flakes mixed with rain there is a snow plow probably clearing the road of ice but a reminder roads could be dangerous tonight. >> yes. and adding tt cold is rain. >> yes. we're going to check out live
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